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The galleries have been closed for repair following Hurricane Arthur,
but are currently taking submissions for 2015-2016.
We are especially interested in shows on the theme of regeneration and/or growth – whatever that means to you, and we are also taking submissions for the community gallery which provide a unique artistic lens on our community. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Open Studio: Creekworks in progress February 15, 2015
We are thrilled that we are able to offer studio space and accommodation for artists at Ross Creek this winter. Printmaker Dyan Hatanaka, interdisciplinary artist Heather Susan Murray, painter and multimedia artist Dylan Fish and writer and performance artist Mallory Amirault are currently making new work at Ross Creek until February 16, and you can see their work in progress and meet them on February 15. Click here for details and to sign up for supper!
Dylan Fish is a recent graduate from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design with a Bachelor of Fine Art, major in Fine Art. He is interested in community both online and in the real world, which manifests itself in his work both conceptually through his studio practice and practically through volunteering and outreach. Dylan is a recipient of the Robert Pope Foundation Painting Scholarship, the Takao Tanabe Painting Award, and a creation grant from the province of Nova Scotia. He has completed a three-month residency in South Africa through NSCAD’s Art in Schools Initiative where he held his first international solo show at Slee Galley in the city of Stellenbosch. His work has also been exhibited at the Anna Leonowens Gallery, the Khyber Center for the Arts and most recently, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. Throughout 2014, he was the inaugural artist in residence at the newly developed Dartmouth Bridge Centre for Arts and Technology where he focused his work on painting, textiles and new media. www.dylanfish.net
Dyan Hatanaka has recently moved to Nova Scotia from Ontario and is currently building work that is for sale at the Box of Delights bookstore in Wolfville, among other locations. She is a printmaker who works in woodcut reduction. She has started a colour reduction poster series of Nova Scotia based “heroes”. As an outsider, having moved here only two months ago, she found the stories of local peoples’ lives so interesting and really appreciated how they were honoured. To mention a few of these people for the sake of example would be Bessie North, Freddie Wilson and Clyde the moose. You can see her work in progress about these unsung local heroes in her studio. www.dyanhatanaka.com
Mallory Amirault: Born and raised in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Mallory Amirault is a Métis artist primarily focused on performance art. Her practice focuses on justice, equality and censorship. In 2014, she participated in the MascallDance Way Out West Performance Intensive Workshop, the Indigenous Roots Three-month West Coast Aboriginal Art Workshop, and is currently enrolled in Critical and Cultural Studies, at Emily Carr University, Vancouver, BC.
Heather Susan Murray – Born in South Africa, I moved to northern Manitoba at a young age and shifted towns throughout my childhood. Regardless, or perhaps due to the changes of environment, I took interest in creating, using whatever was available.
I relocated to Halifax to study at NSCAD University receiving a BFA majoring in interdisciplinary art. During my degree I was in a class called Movement Art, which reignited my interest in dance. Taking modern, ballet and pole dancing I fell in love with the ability to create with nothing but my body. However, through the lessons, I came to understand that the structure of the dance world did not align with the way I was interested in growing at that time. Fortunately, the art world did and I slowed down my dance practices and started focusing on my artwork. I spent the rest of my time at NSCAD exploring what I loved, which was the places in between mediums. I realized through my practice that I was interdisciplinary not by default but by nature. After graduation I travelled to a yoga ashram outside New York to take a course in yoga teachers training. I continued to live in New York for three months, exploring and experiencing what was once, one of the world’s most eclectic artist hubs. Inspired by the lives of Patti Smith, Lou Reed and the vast crew of experimentalists that blossomed in the circus that was New York, I was both disappointed by the city’s now tame, commercial side yet amazed to be able to still feel the pulse of energy coming up off the street. Now, as I plod on, I can think of nothing else that inspires me to continue more than the artists around me and the artists before me, and with that in mind I gratefully commit myself to art. www.heathersusanmurray.com/home.html
Acting in cooperation with a larger vision integrating music, theatre, writing, film, visual arts and dance, our galleries provide a space for multidisciplinary visual arts exhibitions. It is our belief that together, the arts champion a dialogue fostering collaboration between artists in all disciplines and stages of their careers and the surrounding and global community at large. The Centre is dedicated to encouraging and promoting the arts though education and arts development, and provides a professional environment for artists to present work in a non-commercial venue. Ross Creek Professional Gallery Our Professional Gallery focuses on contemporary visual art. Our exhibiting artists are regional, national and international. Community Gallery The Community Gallery exhibits work created during our residencies, outreach programs within the community and schools. Additionally, this gallery is often used by our camp programs. For artists who would like to exhibit at the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts, please click here for information and applications.